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ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Contamination concerns; Other LOW concerns: Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

About ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE: This ingredient is an aluminum salt of chemically modified starch.

Function(s): Absorbent; Anticaking Agent; Viscosity Increasing Agent - Nonaqueous; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING

Synoym(s): ALUMINUM SALT STARCH, HYDROGEN OCTENYLBUTANEDIOATE; ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLBUTANEDIOATE; STARCH ALUMINUM OCTENYLSUCCINATE; HYDROGEN OCTENYLBUTANEDIOATE ALUMINUM SALT STARCH; STARCH, HYDROGEN OCTENYLBUTANEDIOATE, ALUMINUM SALT

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Limited evidence of toxicityKlaassen, C
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Ecotoxicology

Concern Reference
Uncertain environmental toxin and uncertain persistent or bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
ALUMINUM POWDER
Data: Fair

Data gaps

Concern Reference
1 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->NLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Klaassen, C., M. Amdur and J. Doull (eds.). Casarett and Doull
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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